I studied philosophy in college (I kinda sucked at it), but one of the great things about the analytic tradition (it’s what all the British dudes were into) was the emphasis placed on precise language.
Basically, Rudy Giuiliani is the AJ Ayer of terror.
On a conference all with reporters just now, Rudy Giuliani said there was one thing about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to bring terror suspects to New York City he could stand fully behind.
“I was glad to see Holder say ‘we’re at war,'” Giuliani said on the RNC-sponsored call. “I had thought we had virtually stopped being at war with the terrorists.”
Read more about the Wittgensteinian sensibility undergirding Giuliani’s analysis.